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this tragedy, these parents will forever be mourning. i want to introduce you to michelle. she used to work at a day care center and watch maryland of the children in the school at the time of the shooting. how did you find out what was happening today? >> earlier this afternoon i contacted a family that i have kept in touch with for many years and i asked if they were okay and he said they were home safe and sound but to pray for those who were so unfortunate. >> do you know if any of the kids that attended your day care were victims in this rampage. >> all of them at this point are home safe and sound. >> it you must have been an enormous relief. >> it is, yes. >> have you had a chance to talk to their parents or find out how they are doing? >> i did. they are very fortunate they are home and, you know, to pray for the ones that were not so fortunate in the shooting earlier today. they are very, happy that their little ones are home. >> you work at this day care, called the little explorers day care. >> yes. >> are you closed? are you going to be able to work on monday? is anything changi
witnessing this tragedy, these parents will forever be mourning. i want to introduce to you michelle babco. she used to work at a daycare and watched many of the children that were in the elementary school at the time of the shooting. how did you find out about the shooting? >> earlier this afternoon, i contacted a family and asked if the girls were okay. they were home safe and sound, but to pray for the ones that were very fortunaunfortunate. >> do you know if any of the kids who attended your daycare were victims of the rampage? >> all of them right now home safe and sound with their families. >> it must be an enormous relief? >> it was. to hear all of the kids i have kept in touch with all these years were home, yes. >> did you have a chance to talk to their parents or find out how they are doing? >> i did. i said they are very fortunate, home, and, you know, to pray for the ones that were not so fortunate in the shooting earlier today. and very, very happy that their little ones are home safe and sound. >> you work at the daycare, the little explorers daycare. >> yes. >> are you close
. >>> also in washington, bo is back. front and center on the white house holiday card. michelle obama picked a personal could. it shows bo running across the snowy lawn. she called the moment very surreal. >>> she was married to peter jennings and the late ambassador peter holbrook and now she's written a memoir about her own amazing life. we hear about her after this. >>> as a mother of a young child, i'm always looking for something fun and educational to do together. nature spot quest is our spot. opened in march 2011 with more than 7,000 square feet of interactive educational things to do and see, the exhibit has the feel of a playground and the educational tools of classroom. every nook and cranny offers children a new adventure. unlike traditional museums, at naturequest children are challenged from self-discovery to explore and be curious in a hands-on environment just like real scientists. with over 100 interactive encounters to choose from, a few of my son's favorites include the clubhouse build in the trees and human fossils and the simulating river that seems to be swimming when t
to be with us for our cnn heroes, an all-star tribute. >>> michelle, you have had the honor of talking to a lot of the past honorees. >> i am getting my cnn heroes encyclopedia knowledge here, they are still cnn heroes, because once a hero, always a hero. they have been filling me in on all the great works they have zone since they became a cnn. dock henley, we were talking early about you were doing such good work before you became a hero, but since then, your project, wine to water, which brings fresh water to third world companies, the most basic thing we need to live -- >> now in just the three years since, we have zbrogrown, we're 15 countries now around the world. we have reached 150,000 people for water, in war stricken places like haiti and i was actually in syria providing r refugees with water. you've got people whose lives have been flipped upside down this last year, year and a half. and one of the most basic things we forget about is that when they get to a camp setting, they lack the most basic needs of clean water. if you think about food, someone can survive in a camp with seven
to store it for at least three months. these days, your text is where if evidence is. >> reporter: michelle medoff says she started getting the harassing texts in early november. an anonymous person threatened to send news pictures of her. >> reporter: the threats came from different cell phone numbers. medoff, a model and college student, was terrified. >> i was very, very afraid. that week, i didn't go to a night class because i didn't feel safe to walk by myself. >> it's those kinds of texts that u.s. law enforcement authorities want more power to investigate. several groups, including chiefs of police, sheriff's associations, are pushing congress to pass a law saying your carrier has to record and store your text messages. it's not clear how long they want them stored. scott burns, of the national district attorney's association, one of the groups pushing the new law, says his group favors a period of three or four months. >> if you're in the middle of an investigation and bad guys are communicating back and forth, whether it's a homicide, whether it's evidence of a crime, its's crucial
president obama fought back tears. >> this evening michelle and i will do what i know every parent in eamerica will do. hug our children tighter and tell them we love them and we will remind each other how deeply we love one another. families in connecticut cannot do that tonight. they need all of us right now. >> we will bring you all of president obama's comments later on in this hour ahead. soledad o'brien is on the scene with jay paul vance with the connecticut state police. soledad? >> reporter: joining him is george sinko. you spend a long time for the full day on the scene. you came back from being inside the scene. you will process the scene through sunday. what does that mean exactly? >> a lot of work goes into a criminal investigation like this. the priority like that is identifying the victims. we said 18 children in there and six adults. the shooter. we need to positive lie identify which is which. the medical examiner's office is with them now in that process. we are hopeful we can accomplish that by sometime in the early morning hours. >> do you mean to tell me the bo
president obama fought back tears. >> reporter: this evening, michelle and i will do what every parent in america will do, which is hug our children a little tighter. and we'll tell them that we love them and we'll remind each other how deeply we love one another. but there are families in connecticut who cannot do that tonight. and they need all of us right now. >> we'll play you the complete statement that president obama made today, with the hope it may bring some peace to some people. as one mother said tonight, too many of our babies died. with us now, janet volmer who teaches kindergarten at sandy hook and was there today. thank you for talking to us under these awful circumstances. first of all, how are you doing? >> i'm okay. family is here, that helps. my sons came and my husband and the dog, so we're together. that's what it's all about. it was awful. >> you were in your classroom. >> i was in my classroom. >> you were in your classroom. what did you hear? >> well, you know, about 9:30, 9:40, we heard noises and the announcement system was still on, so it didn't go off, so yo
. both michelle obama and bill clinton were nominated in the category best spoken word album. good for them. yeah. yeah. true story. michelle was nominated for the audio version of her book american grown, and bill clinton was nominated for the audio version "50 shades of gray." >> "early start" continues right now. >>> breaking news near tokyo. a powerful earthquake hit off the coast. a tsunami warning issued. and then lifted. we go live to japan straight ahead. >>> and the "new york post" photographer who took the picture of the man on the subway tracks before he was hit sits down to tell us his side of the story. we'll hear from him this hour. >>> and imagine a professional football game without kickoffs. it's just one of the suggestions to improve the safety of the game for players. details this hour on cnn. >> i'm curious as to how everybody feels about that. >> welcome to "early start." i'm christine roman by devastating tsunami that killed 15,000 people and caused widespread damage. the tsunami this time hit a place called -- or near a town almost totally devastated in the 2
of the year. michelle turner is there, you never know what's happening on this show. she has one of last year's winners with her, he was one of our favorites, how are you guys doing? >> reporter: yes, do you hear him? >> i can't hear him. >> reporter: okay, that's okay. i'll translate in don lemon speak. he says he likes you a lot. you're one of his favorites. >> thank you. i love you. >> reporter: bruno is here and we are getting ready for heroes 2012, an all-star tribute. we are just a couple hours away from getting things kicked off. what we have been doing all day is reminiscing with our favorite heroes. bruno, of course, last year we were introduced to you and your story and the good work you were doing with kids here in southern california. helping kids who sometimes wouldn't get a good meal just get a nice good bowl of food for the soul. >> i know. can you imagine? i was just counting last night, we started this program seven years ago and we are over 450,000 children that we feed them good pasta so far, which when i cover the numbers i'm like, oh, my god, i did so much. it was unreal
tears. >> this evening michelle and i will do what i know every parent in america will do. hug our children tighter and tell them we love them and we will remind each other how deeply we love one another. but there are families in connecticut that cannot do that tonight. and they need all of us right now. >> we will bring you all of president obama's comments later on in this hour ahead. as one mother said too many of our babies diechltd with us on the phone from newtown is janet volmei volmer who teaches kindergarten there. how are you doing? >> i'm okay. my family is here, and that helps. my husband came and my dogs and sons. >> you were in your classroom. >> i was in my classroom. >> you were in your classroom. what did you hear? >> well, about 9:30, 9:40, we heard noises and the announcement system was still on. so it didn't go off. so you could hear what sounded like pops, gunshots. of course i'm not going to tell that to 5-year-olds. so i said we are going to a safe area and we read a story and kept them calm. did a lockdown drill. closed the doors, covered the windows and ke
for the nation but also as a father, an emotional president obama fought back tears. >> this evening, michelle and i will do what every parent in america will do, which is hug our children a little tighter. and we'll tell them that we love them. and we'll remind each other how deeply we love one another. but there are families in connecticut who cannot do that tonight. and they need all of us right now. >> reporter: you saw it in the president's face, you heard it in his voice. i simply can't think of an event in recent memory that touched so many people, seemed to affect them so directly right in their hearts, right in their souls. for more information about how you can help those people directly affected here by the shooting in newtown, go to cnn.com/impactall. i want to go back to ali velshi just down the street here in newtown. ali? >> you know, john, you see those parents so emotionally distraught and so much of the community like that and elsewhere in the community, there's this feeling about how stunned everybody is. when you travel around this town as i did last night, john, as you saw
. and as you know, don, first lady, michelle obama, has been really active with military families along with jill biden. so that was something also that was really important to her. >> brianna keilar in honeymoon lulu, thank you, brianna. >>> a brand-new gallup poll shows half the country still thinks a fiscal cliff compromise is likely, down nine points from earlier this month. ♪ [ woman ] ♪ what i want this season ♪ if you'd like to try and guess ♪ ♪ it is something very special ♪ i would readily confess [ dogs barking ] ♪ 'cause all i want this season ♪ ♪ is something from your heart ♪ la da da, la da da [ male announcer ] thinking of others this holiday season, travelers. >>> some gun owners in the new york city area say they are being unfairly targeted and they're blaming a local newspaper. here's why. "the journal news" published an interactive map on its website showing the names and addresses of all handgun permit owners in westchester and rockland counties. you can see them here represented by red dots. the response has been overwhelmingly angry. and some re
good for them. true story. michelle was nominated for the audio version of her book and bill clinton was nominated for "50 shades of grey." >> thanks for starting your morning with us. we have much more ahead on "cnn saturday morning" which starts right now. >>> good morning, everyone. i'm randi kaye. victor blackwell is off. it is 7:00 on the east coast, thanks so much for starting your morning with cnn. it was supposed to be just for laughs. humor. the listeners with a lighthearted prank. two radio deejays called the hospital where the duchess of cambridge was getting treated and tricked a nurse to give details of her condition. two days later the nurse took her own life and now the deejays behind it are off the air. >> the house has mutually decided that this show will not return until further notice out of respect of what can only be described as a tragedy. >> cnn's matthew chance has more now on the story generating outrage around the world. >> you know what, they were the worst accents ever. >> it was meant as a light hearted aussie prank, even after their station issue
. regardless of politics. this weekend, michelle and i are doing what i know every parent is doing, holding our children as close as we can and reminding them how much we love them. there are families in connecticut who can't do that today. and they need all of us right now. because while nothing can take the place of a lost child or loved one, all of us can extend a hand to those of us in need. to remind them we're there for them, that we're praying for them. and that the love they felt for those they lost endures not just in their own memories but also in their communities and in their country. thank you and god bless you. >> we are learning chilling details of what happened when the gunman burst into sandy hook elementary school. some of those details are coming from young survivors. children who were in that school during the rampage and who were able to escape. here's cnn's brian todd. >> reporter: the account of a young boy said to be delivering an attendance report to the office at sandy hook elementary school when the shootings took place is surreal. >> i saw some of the bullets going p
as a father, an emotional president obama fought back tears. >> this evening, michelle and i will do what i know every parent in america will do, which is hug our children a little tighter and we'll tell them that we love them. and we'll remind each other how deeply we love one another. but there are families in connecticut who cannot do that tonight. and they need all of us right now. >> reporter: for more information about how you can help those affected, go to cnn.com/impact. so as the minutes tick by, the weight of the shooting tragedy got heavier and heavier. first, word of the shooting at the sandy hook elementary school, then the magnitude. reports 26 people killed, 20 of them children, ages 5 to 10 years old. news strong enough to knock the wind right out of you. and for many of us, it really, really did. that was likely the same case for police who were at the scene. there were grief counselors not just for the families, but also for the first responders. investigators despite the sadness of it all had to keep on doing their jobs. joining me right now is security analyst mike brook
in his weekly address, touching again on a personal note. here's part of it. >> this weekend michelle and i are doing what every parent is doing, holding our children as close as we can and reminding them how much we love them. there are families in connecticut who can't do that today and they need all of us right now. because while nothing can take the place of a lost child or loved one, all of us can extend the hand to those in need to remind them that we are there for them. that we are praying for them. and that the love they felt for those they lost endures not just in their own memories but also in their communities and in their country. >> reporter: now president obama had also said in his weekly address as a nation we have endured far too many of these tragedies in the last few years. john, that's something that really strikes me when i think of the tragedies that president obama personally has had to talk about, try to strike this tone of unity on, remember congresswoman gabby giffords. he went to arizona. aurora, colorado, he went to colorado to try to deliver a message of un
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that includes michelle flournoy who held the number three job at the pentagon. ashton carter is on the list, and former nebraska senator chuck hagel, a republican, could represent a reach across the aisle. >> we're in a much stronger position today as a country than we were in '07. >> reporter: treasury secretary tim geithner said he will stay at his post until at least inauguration. president obama's chief of staff jack lew is often named as a possible replacement. a poll asked if president obama would pick good cabinet members. 58% said they thought he would. 42% said he would not. emily schmidt, cnn, washington. >> you can read more about the president's potential choices for his top cabinet post on your security clearance blog. go to security.blogs.cnn.com. >>> a dallas cowboys player is dead and a teammate is under arrest after an early morning car crash. linebacker jerry brown, who is a member of the team's practice squad, was pronounced dead at a hospital. he was riding in a car driven by josh brent, the cowboys starting nose tackle. want to bring in now cnn's mark makay for more on
is front and center. first lady michelle obama selected a photoby an iowan artist, she called the moment very surreal. >>> the relationship between president obama and house speaker john boehner can sometimes seem tense and awkward, so snl decided to try and explain it. >> in order to get the support of the speaker, i agreed there would be no tax increases, i repeat, zero tax increases. why would i do that? i mean i won the election. i had the leverage, why give in? well, simply put, i felt sorry for this man. early this week, i found my way into the congressional cafeteria, and what do i see? john boehner, sitting by himself. all alone. not a single member of his party willing to share his company. he didn't even have any milk to drink because, well, tell them why, john? >> they had taken my milk and thrown it in the garbage. >> these are supposed to be his friends and colleges. tell them what your so called friends did to your office desk? >> it was a rubber snake. >> a rubber snake. and did it scare you? >> it did. >> i was so heart broken to hear this, i said look, how about this, jo
defense secretary to replace leon panetta. it's a list that includes michelle flornoy. and former nebraska senator, chuck hagel, a republican, could represent a teach across the aisle. >> we are in a stronger position today as a country than we were in '08. >> reporter: treasury secretary tim geithner said he will stay at his post at least until inauguration. and the chief of staff is often named as a potential replacement. a poll asked if he thought president obama would pick good cabinet members. 58% said they thought he would. 42% said he would not. emily schmidt, cnn, washington. >> the u.s. military wants its people to be invisible, literally. and somebody will pocket a lot of money if they can come up with the camouflage of the future. and we're not talking about leaves and sticks here, and chris lawrence reports on one scientists that can make soldiers disappear. >> reporter: camouflage could mean the difference between a soldier getting shot and going home. so a lot is riding on the next generation designed to outfit troops. it's only been eight years since the army spent $5 billio
michelle and i will do what i know every parent in america will do, which is hug our children a little tighter and tell them that we love them and remind each other how deeply we love one another. but there are families in connecticut that cannot do that tonight. may god bless the memory of the victims and in the words of scripture, heal the broken-hearted and bind up their wounds. [ male announcer ] alka-seltzer plus presents the cold truth. i have a cold, and i took nyquil, but i'm still "stubbed" up. [ male announcer ] truth is, nyquil doesn't unstuff your nose. what? [ male announcer ] it doesn't have a decongestant. no way. [ male announcer ] sorry. alka-seltzer plus fights your worst cold symptoms plus has a fast acting decongestant to relieve your stuffy nose. [ sighs ] thanks! [ male announcer ] you're welcome. that's the cold truth! [ male announcer ] alka-seltzer plus. ♪ oh what a relief it is! ♪ [ male announcer ] to learn more about the cold truth and save $1 visit alka-seltzer on facebook. >>> good morning again from newtown, connecticut. john berman here with kate bou
candidates in there from herman cain to michelle balkman to rick perry. >> and perry did not remember any of his policies whatsoever, that hurt him. then got down to the two of them and romney was the first candidate taken down by technology. >> yeah. >> hidden camera video captures him saying he does not care about the half of the country and it's not his job to be concern concerned about them, he was on unconcerned that he did not care that there were part of the 47% in the room. >> honey boo and jersey shore were at the top of the lift. >> jersey shore had to be cancelled by mtv because actual stories in politics were far sexier. cia, sex scandal, secret service, prostitutes in columbia, they hung it up with the jersey shore. and. >> snooki is a mom, when the show first started that is a thing that you never thought would happen. >> no, i'm not a mother, i don't know why i said a mother, i'm not a father either. i'm a responsible adult, snooki was getting wild drunk a month before getting pregnant. >> the end of the world didn't happen. >> no, i was disappointed. i called last week on
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secretary, number two, here at the pentagon, the other one, michelle flornoy. number three at the pentagon before she left many months ago. the white house may want to go with michelle flornoy by trying to nominate the first female secretary of defense. dana. >> that would be something, that's for sure. barbara, thank you very much. >>> ahead on "starting point" prince harry's turning point in afghanistan. new details of his latest missions unlike any he's been on before. >>> and from actor to senator? ben affleck may be considering a run for office. but she loved it so much... i told her it was homemade. everyone tells a little white lie now and then. but now she wants my recipe [ clears his throat ] [ softly ] she's right behind me isn't she? [ male announcer ] progresso. you gotta taste this soup. anyone have occasional constipation, diarrhea, gas, bloating? yeah. one phillips' colon health probiotic cap each day helps defend against these digestive issues with three strains of good bacteria. approved! [ female announcer ] live the regular life. phillips'. >>> welcome back to "starting
in a moment. >> this evening, michelle and i will do what i know every parent in america will do, which is hug our children a little tighter and we'll tell them that we love them. and we'll remind each other how deeply we love one another. but there are families in connecticut who cannot do that tonight. and they need all of us right now. in the hard days to come, that community needs us to be at our best as americans and i will do everything in my power as president to help. with the ability to improve roi through seo all by cob. and you...rent from national. because only national lets you choose any car in the aisle... and go. you can even take a full-size or above, and still pay the mid-size price. i'm going b-i-g. [ male announcer ] good choice business pro. good choice. go national. go like a pro. ♪ [ male announcer ] this is karen and jeremiah. they don't know it yet, but they're gonna fall in love, get married, have a couple of kids, [ children laughing ] move to the country, and live a long, happy life together where they almost never fight about money. [ dog barks ] because right af
has been torn away far too early. >> this weekend, michelle and i are doing what i know every parent is doing, holding our children as close as we can and reminding them how much we love them. there are families in connecticut who can't do that today. and they need all of us right now because while nothing can take the place of a lost child or loved one, all of us can extend a hand to those in need. to remind them that we're there for them, that we're praying for them, and that the love they. for those they lost endures not just in their own memories but also in their communities and in their country. >> many of us, all of us, i think people in the united states, indeed around the world, trying to make sense out of this tragedy. the questions continue. how do you turn around and explain what has happened to your young children? we're going to have expert advice on that, our special coverage from here in connecticut continues right after this. [ male announcer ] this december, remember -- what starts with adding a friend... ♪ ♪ ...could end with adding a close friend. ♪ the lexu
't forget the tornado threat in louisiana today. >> all right. thank you, bonnie. >>> first lady michelle obama is in the christmas spirit. the white house just released this picture of the first lady answering calls from children who called norad santa tracker control center to ask about old saint nick's big trip around the globe. mrs. obama watched the progress along with children nationwide last night. with the obama family home for the holidays in hawaii we couldn't help but wish everybody a hawaiian merry christmas h morning. ♪ here we know christmas is green and bright ♪ ♪ sunshines by day and all the stars at night ♪ >> you know what's next, don't you? i this movie. >>> brianna is in hawaii right now traveling with the obama family. so merry christmas, brianna. what are the obamas doing today, i wonder. >> to you as well, carol. there's nothing on the president's public schedule so we don't know exactly what they're doing but presumably they're doing what most -- many americans will be doing on this christmas. still very early, of course, here on a oahu. it's about 4:00 a.m
them 27 times to include nancy lanza. some will ring them 28 times for adam lanza. michelle obama penned a letter that everyone will see here today when they wake up. i want to read you an excerpt. he said her heart grieves, aches for all of these families. she's a mother of two. she understands the pain. she also said, zoraida, that she was so touched by the outpouring of support from the first responders in newtown, from everyone who has helped in this community. that really stood out to me in the letter that the first lady wrote to the local paper here. again, that will be one of the things that greets this community this morning. zoraida. >> really appreciate that. thank you so much, poppy. live for us in newtown, connecticut. >>> this was organized by the head of gamer fit nation. he's calling on all gamers to put down their controllers and stop firing virtual bullets in order to remember those who were killed by real bullets in newtown a week ago. >> i think that's a really interesting tribute. >> it's really great. i was talking to a mom yesterday in newtown who said, you k
this morning. here is cnn's michelle turner. >> we can share the first image from the film which stars ashton kutcher behind the legendary man of apple. he has the beard and lodge hair parted to the side. kutcher is saying that there is definitely a resemblance. this has just been announced as the closing night film for the sundance film festival in late january. the festival is calling the movie, quote, the true story of one of the greatest entrepreneurs in history which chronicles the defining 30 years of steve jobs life. it says, quote, that it's candid, inspiring, and personal. this is actually one of two movies coming out about steve jobs who died a little over a year ago. for now, ashton kutcher is the man and some people are questioning the casting of ashton as jobs. mostly because he's known for comedy. but, you know, he's almost famously tech savvy. he now has 13 million followers plus on twitter. he's got all kind of businesses. maybe it's not so much of a stretch to see ashton as steve jobs. >> maybe not. >>> the next hour of cnn "newsroom" starts right now. a businey day in our na
happy about it. good morning, michelle. >> hey, good morning, ted. yeah, this show, buck wild, it's drawing the eyre of a lot of people. joe mansion, a democrat from west virginia, he's one of them. he says this show plays into ugly stereotypes of his state and he's asking mtv to cancel this series. this seems to be to fill the void of jersey shore, but this show follows a group of west virginians who throw dump truck pool parties and build human slingshots. fun. now, senator mansion was on the "today" show this morning sounding off about "buck wild." >> the only thing i would ask the producers and backers of this show, is this the way you want your town and state, is this how you'd want your children to act? i would hope someone had a shred of decency saying listen, we're fighting to fix this country to turn it over to the next generation. west virginians, we've got some of the greatest young adults who've accomplished an awful lot. why can't they show balance? >> good point. mtv is not commenting on the request for cancellation. i like that. basically, "buck wild" debuts next mo
, good to see you. while in hawaii, president obama and first lady michelle obama paid their respects to late senator daniel inouye. inouye died last week from a respiratory illness. he was 88 years old. following that the president went to visit the grave of his old grandfather who is buried at the very same cemetery. >> he will be missed and remembered, as he was on sunday. >>> christmas eve, of course. crunch time for holiday travelers. a big storm out west, delayed some travel plans. heavy rains and high winds slamming the san francisco bay area and there has been snow in the sierra nevada mountains. lots of it. other areas across the country can expect a white christmas, good news for some, especially skiers, bonnie schneider has a look at the weather forecast. >> good to see you. some people getting a white christmas or christmas eve. others see a wet and stormy one. across the south this morning, you will see some heavy downpours sliding through nashville, knoxville. and in atlanta, heavy rain. waking up to temperatures that are much colder in many locations. above freezing in
and the first lady michelle obama kept up a christmas tradition. visiting marines at a base in hawaii, thanking them for their service. >> the greatest honor i have as president is being commander in chief and the reason it's an honor is because not only do we have the finest military in the world, but we also have the finest fighting men and women in the world. >> mrs. obama and their daughters will not be cutting their vacation short. they will stay in hawaii. >> good for them. >>> l.a., the best record in the nba. no, not the lakers. the clippers! look at billy crystal. they won their franchise record. he's court side a lot apparently. a record 14th game in a row on christmas night. beating the nuggets, a score of 112-1000, 22-6 on the year. earlier in the day, in the very same building, the l.a. lakers beat the knicks, winning their fifth game in a row, and look who is court side, take a look. rihanna, chris brown, together. you know, the guy who beat her up in his car the night before the 2009 grammys? brown pleaded guilty to assault after that. he is it still on probation. >>> ahead on "s
michelle obama visited marines and thanked them for their service. >> the greatest honor i have as president is being commander in chief and the reason it's an honor is because not only do we have the finest military in the world but we also have the finest fighting men and women in the world. >> mrs. obama and the girls won't cut short their vacation. they're staying on in hawaii. >>> former braves great andruw jones free on a bond in atlanta on a battery charge. there was a domestic dispute between he and his wife. the center fielder played with the new york yankees last year and recently signed with a team in japan. >>> the city of los angeles is holding its annual gun buyback today, several months ahead of schedule. the buyback program allows anyone to bring in guns and rifles in exchange for gift cards. the event is usually held in may but was changed to today in response to the connecticut school shootings nearly two weeks ago. we'll talk about that buyback program with the los angeles antonio villaraigosa in about 45 minutes. >>> do you have the right to know if your neig
. you know, people here woke up this morning, brooke, to a letter from the first lady michelle obama. she penned a letter to newtown in the local paper here. i want to read you part of it, very eloquent. the first lady saying, please know that every minute of every day we are thinking of you and praying for you and holding you and your families in our hearts as you begin the slow and wrenching work of healing and moving forward. and that's just beginning. i mean, this is so raw. five more funerals still today. there say memorial service being held across the street from where i am. we're seeing children, families coming here to look. we're seeing signs like this one that really stands out to me. sorry, hon. little kids behind me. but we are sandy hook, we choose love. and this makeshift memorial is so telling. it has grown across the street. it has grown blocks down from here and it is just continuing to grow day by day by day. >> it is the adults leaving the flowers, but also the itty-bitty children coming by, perhaps with little ones of sandy hook, perhaps they know the story. you
the evidence is. michelle says she started getting the harassing texts in early november. an anonymous person threatened to send nude pictures of her to her mother and then to a wide circulation. one text said i'm so close to sending them to everyone. you are so sexy, you'll be an online star in no time unless you answer me. the threats came from different cell phone numbers. a model and college student, she was terrified. >> i was very, very afraid. i mean, that week i didn't go to a night class because i didn't feel safe to walk by myself. >> reporter: it's tho kinds of texts that u.s. law enforcement authorities want more power to investigate. several law enforcement groups including chiefs of police, sheriffs associations, are pushing congress to pass a law saying your carrier has to record and store your text messages. it's not clear how long they want them stored. scott burns of the national district attorney's association, one of the groups pushing for the new law says his group favors a period of three or four months. maybe longer if an investigation is urgent. >> if you're in the mid
this regardless of the politics. this evening michelle and i will do what i know every parent in america will do which is hug our children a little tighter and tell them we love them and we will remind each other how deeply we love one another. there families who cannot do that tonight. they need all of us right now. our days to come, that community needs us to be at our best as americans and i will do everything in my power as president to help. because while nothing can fill the space of a lost child or loved one,all of us can extend a hand to those in need to remindhem that we're there for them and we are praying for them and that the love they felt for those they lost endures not just in their memories, but in ours. may god bless the memory of the victims and in the words of scripture, heal the brokenhearted and bind up their wounds. >> the president of the united states obviously very, very emotional like so many millions and millions of people all over the country right now. we will take a quick break and resume the special coverage right after this. [ "the odd couple" theme playing ] huma
. isn't it, dave? you're looking a little stressed, aren't you? >> first lady michelle obama just about upstaged everyone in the shimmering gold gowndy michael kors. >>> back to seriousness now. serious stuff now, i should say. the fighting goes on every day in syria. so far chemical weapons have not been used but today there's a new warning from the united states to the syrian government. we'll tell you about that. ♪ [ female announcer ] holiday cookies are a big job. everything has to be just right. perfection is in the details. ♪ get to holiday fun faster with pillsbury cookie dough. get to holiday fun faster try running four.ning a restaurant is hard, fortunately we've got ink. it gives us 5x the rewards on our internet, phone charges and cable, plus at office supply stores. rewards we put right back into our business. this is the only thing we've ever wanted to do and ink helps us do it. make your mark with ink from chase. ♪ you make me happy [ female announcer ] choose the same brand your mom trusted for you. children's tylenol, the #1 brand of pain and fever relief recommen
. michellely evacuating more than 60,000 to shelters and those numbers have since grown. families huddled together. not much space, though there is food, and for some needed sleep. not all heeded the call to evacuate. this woman's mother died in the storm. we didn't think the winds would get that strong. the floods were rushing towards us. we didn't imagine it would turn out that way, so we didn't come here to evacuate, she says. over the next few days relief workers will be searching remote areas for survivors. more death and damage likely to emerge. some here are slowly returning to their homes to clear the mud and the water. others will have to wait in shelters for aid and for rebuilding. still, fortunate to have survived the super typhoon. liz, cnn, philippines. >>> the world's oldest woman has died in a small georgia town. hear her secret to longevity. >>> welcome back to newsroom international. justin bieber might have some fresh competition coming from finland. take a look at this. ♪ >> kind of a look-alike. it's 14-year-old robin with his chart-topping hit "my missing piece." >>
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that police now are trying to change that. >> reporter: michelle medof said she started getting harassing texts in early november. an anonymous person threatened to send nude pictures of her to a mother, then a wide circulation. one text said, i am so close to f'ing sending them to everyone. you're so sexy. you'll be an online star in no time unless you answer me. the threats came from different cell phone numbers. medof, a model and college student, was terrified. >> i was very, very afraid. i mean, that week i didn't go to a night class because i didn't feel safe to walk by myself. >> reporter: it is those kinds of texts that u.s. law enforcement authorities want more power to investigate. several law enforcement groups including chiefs of police, sheriffs associations, are pushing congress to pass a law saying your carrier has to record and store your text messages. it is not clear how long they want them stored. scott burn of the national district attorney's association, one of the groups pushing for the new law, says his group favors a period of three or four months, maybe longer if
secretary to replace leon panetta. it's a list that includes michelle fornoy with the number three job at the pentagon. ashton carter is on the list and former nebraska senator chuck hagel on a republican could represent a reach across the aisle. >> we're in a much stronger position today as a country than we were in '07. >> treasury secretary tim geithner has said he will stay at his post until at least inauguration. his chief of stat jack lieu is named as an replace am. they skwed if people thought president obama would pick good cabinet members. 58% said they thought he would, 42% said he would not. emily schmidt, cnn, washington. >>> one cabinet member on the president teems of advisers since the very beginning, epa administrator lisa jack sorn had a chance to talk with her one on one friday night after an event that i moderated by the environmental group captain planet foundation here in atlanta. we started off talking about the importance of the epa, the efforts by some republicans to actually get rid of the agency. >> if you ask the average american, are you for it, what does it
is a fairly new show. glenn close also for damages. claire danes for homeland. michelle dockerry for downton abbey. and julianna margulies for the good wife. and in a comedy series, the new girl, veep, girls, 30 rock and parks and rec. now, three are getting their i wouldn't say revenge, but they were not nominated for screen actors guilds awards and they were for golden globes. now let's talk about the actors. in a drama series nominated,board walk, breaking badge, newsroom, jon hamm, mad men and homeland. and the comedy actors, alec baldwin, don cheadle, matt la blanc, scrim parsons. it will be a fun night. i don't know if you've ever been, but the golden globes red carpet is so good and massive and everyone is there because it's television and it's movies and there are lots of star power. tina fey and amy poehler will be posting. and i don't if you have a favorite television show -- >> i do. >> i'm excited about this because 30 rock and parks and rec are my favorites. so i'm excited. >> i have a couple. but "the good wife," if you don't watch, that is the smartest show on television and t
-runner. there is michelle who was a high-ranking official in the defense department who has been on this list. >> she was a foreign policy adviser to the campaign. >> exactly. and she wasn't the defense department before then. her name could potentially rise. i've been told that hagel has met with the president, the vice president and he's a a favorite of the vice presidents for that job. >> and a solid guy. >> and a solid guy. >> you think that's a problem? >> i think one thing that is going to come out of this, again, it's going to be a drumbeat, more liberal coalition about sheila bair as secretary treasury and house democratic caucus for the first time ever is going to be a majority of women and minorities and to have a cabinet that is completely that is difficult or not completely difficult. >> there are cabinet positions and names that have been mentioned is christine greg goir possibly for transportation, maybe jennifer granholm. >> there are names. >> and treasury also. >> national security, international economics and world trade, that's a big deal. >> yes and that's a real problem for them.
. this evening michelle and i will do what i know every parent in america will do, which is hug our children a little tighter, and we'll tell them that we love them, and we'll remind each other how deeply we love one another. but there are families in connecticut who cannot do that tonight and they need all of us right now. in the hard days to come, the community needs us to be at our best as americans, and i will do everything in my power as president to help. because while nothing can fill the space of a lost child or loved one, all of us can extend the hand to those in need, to remind them that we are there for them, that we are praying for them, that the love they felt for those they lost endures not just in their memories, but also in ours. may god bless the memory of the victims and in the words of scripture, heal the broken-hearted and bind up their wounds. >> very, very emotional moment for the president of the united states. dare i say for all of america. much of the world right now. you don't often see the president of the united states showing such emotion, wiping away tears as he
daughter's ballet rehearsal. tell us about it. that actually is -- this is the one of him hugging michelle obama after he won the election. is that right? what is this picture? >> i'm not seeing what we're looking at. >> okay. now we're seeing the newtown picture of the president sitting and -- >> the newtown picture. that's from sunday morning. the president was working on his speech for the sunday night vigil in newtown. he had gone to sasha's ballet dress rehearsal that morning because he would miss the performance that evening. and white house photographer pete suza says of that picture he sees the emotion and the tension in the president's face. that from pete's point of view it looked like the toughest day of his presidency. >> in your mind, because some people have said this. mostly strong supporters of the president. that the speech he gave right after the newtown shootings was the best he's ever given. maybe one of the best in history. >> i mean, i agree with that. i think you saw him in all of his roles in that speech. you saw him as the president, as a leader who is assessing hi
and bill clinton and michelle obama in the district. they are not going to let this race slide the way they did last time with scott brown. this is no walk for him. this is going to be a tough race. >> massachusetts has too many democrats and not enough jobs for all of them. so while democrats often want to be united, they find it difficult because an opportunity like this comes along in a politician's career not very often sdplen we learned today that cory booker is not going to challenge chris christie in his bid for re-election next year. he said, i will complete my full term as mayor. as for my political future, i will explore the possibility of running for united states senate in 2014. during my lifetime, senator lautenberg has been one of new jersey's important leaders. it would be a privilege to continue his great service. sounds like he wants to run for senate. >> assuming frank lautenberg doesn't. >> he's 90. >> i was born in new york. there is a soft part in my heart. cory booker, if he runs for nate senate, i think that's a good choice. i think chris christie can be beaten.
michelle obama, writing an open letter published in "the hartford courant." as a mother of two young daughters, my heartaches for you and your families. like so many americans, wish there was something, anything, i could to say to ease your anguish." >>> a major news conference today. the national rifle association will share its ideas on how to prevent future gun tragedies in its first statement after the newtown shootings. they pledge to make "meaningful contributions" to help make sure it never happens again. >>> a u.s. citizen has reportedly been arrested in north korea, unclear what his crime may be. state media reports that the man entered north korea as a tourist on november 3rd. he was detained and they discovered evidence of some crime that he allegedly admitted to. members of the swedish embassy, which looks after u.s. interests there, did visit him today. >>> a femme friend says ted kennedy jr. is seriously considering running. some democrats think kennedy's name and money could help him beat scott brown in a special electi election. brown lost his race for re-election, bu
lady michelle obama in the holiday spirit answering calls from kids across the country as part of norad's track santa program. mrs. obama took calls from hawaii where she and the first family are spending the holiday. >> so what will be playing in the background this morning when the kiddies open their present? we're cnn. of course, we found a poll on this. ♪ silent night ♪ holy night ♪ all is calm >> that's right, according to the latest poll, "silent night" is america's christmas song, and who else but byng to sing followed by ""white christ mass" >> none of my made the list. >> "it's beginning to look a lot like christmas" is my favorite. i'll spare the singing. >> it's christmas. >> you don't want that, trust me. >> pretend like you're in the shower. >> i'm a jersey girl so for me it's "santa claus is coming to town" by springsteen but looking at the old school songs i like "i'll be home for christmas." >> that's a great up, too. i've been listening. >> coming up, what was naughty and who was nice in the world of politics this year. >> but first a very merry christmas gang-sty
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